Injection Moulding

Plastic injection molding is an ideal method for processing a wide variety of plastic materials and efficiently producing larger quantities. We are even able to integrate complex surface structures directly into the shapes. AXpel injection AG has a very large range of various plastics available for almost every application. A huge range of standard colors or compounds colored according to your specifications give your products the desired touch. Plastic injection molding is the core competence of aXpel injection AG. A well-coordinated machine park provides the basis for professional production at the highest technical level. Production batch sizes from 100 pieces to 10 million pieces as well as the processing of all thermoplastics, high-temperature plastics and engineering plastics are part of our core business.

Material selection

We generally do not make a material recommendation without understanding the complete application requirements for the part and performing a design analysis (3D model) of the part. It can sometimes be costly to fully develop a product first and then make a material selection. If you leave the material-technical aspects unreal and still want to make a well-founded material selection, you can use the following rules of thumb:

 

  • Try ABS. The material ABS works in countless applications. The material is inexpensive, stable, relatively robust, has an acceptable appearance and allows a lot even if you do not adhere to all the standard design rules for plastic parts. ABS has a relatively low melting point. Request a material sample from aXpel injection AG.
     

  • If you want it to be inexpensive and stiffness and aesthetics are less of a concern, give it a try  Made of polypropylene (PP). Polypropylene is also lighter than most plastics. Here, too, we can help you with sample parts.
     

  • If you're looking for something sturdier than ABS or something more heat resistant, try polycarbonate (PC). Polycarbonate is less tolerant than ABS. Resistant to UV rays with stabilizers, but only to a limited extent to chemicals.
     

  • If you want it to look transparent and classy, try acrylic (PMMA). Acrylic can be a bit brittle. A transparent PC is more robust than PMMA, but aesthetically a little less appealing. The advantages of PMMA compared to glass are the approx. 50 percent lower density (approx. 1.2 g / cm3) and the easier processing. The design options are also very diverse. PMMA burns without leaving any residue.

If you intend to have injection molded parts manufactured, try to have aXpel injection AG manufacture a few test parts from the desired material using CNC machining before you invest in a tool. Tools are designed to take into account the shrinkage of a particular plastic. Therefore, it may not be possible to inject several plastics into the same tool without taking a risk in terms of part dimensions and tolerances.

Our
Production possibilities

With our modern machine park, which is equipped with fully electric and hydraulic injection molding machines, and our know-how, we bring your products into the right shape. The high degree of automation enables rational and economical
Manufacture of products.

  • 40 injection molding machines  

  • Closing force from 10 - 850 to (100 - 8500 kN)

  • Part weights from 0.05 g to 2000 g

  • Manufacturing with inserts  

  • 2K and 3K injection molding

  • Processing of all technical plastics

  • Processing of high temperature plastics

  • 3-D plastic printing

  • Post-processing or finishing of the parts

  • Printing

  • Module assembly

  • paint
     

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